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Old 12-30-2012, 01:42 AM   #12691 (permalink)
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okay, the main character was not fleshed out enough
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:44 AM   #12692 (permalink)
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i love seeing the old greats in the theater....Psycho is just so damn good on the big screen

Les Misérables


being a fan of the musical i had high hopes with this film and man were they met.....everybody gave stellar performances, the sets were breath taking, the direction damn near flawless....just everything about this amazing musical was brought to the big screen perfectly....as i predicted the stand out performances were of Anne Hathaway....who plays Fantine so heart breathtakingly that every moment she is on screen caused nothing but heart ache and tears....seriously when she sings "I Dreamed A Dream" the theater flooded! and the performance of Samantha Barks as Éponine...who in my opinion gave a flawless performance as my favorite character and just crushed the amazing song "On my Own"...again national disaster relief had to be brought to the theater....both Russel Crowe and Hugh Jackman were wonderful and played off of each other so well....and of course Sasha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter were perfect in roles that seemed to practically be written for them

i honestly feel that even if you do not know the story or are not a fan of the musical you could go into this and walk out fulfilled....albeit dehydrated

if i did not have to work i would be at the theater right now watching this again


Django Unchained

i loved it....hilarious and over the top as always with Tarrentino...great performances....i agree that it's not his best....but it was a riot none the less

sorry in pales in comparison to Les Misérables
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Old 12-30-2012, 01:19 PM   #12693 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Janszoon View Post
The movie takes place in the 1890s, which is when the first cars were sold.

Because they all worked for him.

I'm not saying it was the greatest movie here by any means—I found it pretty forgettable honestly—but these seem like odd, and easily explained, faults to find with it.
Well looking back at the first point it seems mostly those cars were sold in Germany, and certainly didn't come to the UK till a lot later. It's just a gimmick, I know, and you misunderstand: the two points above are just things that I noticed about the movie (I did mention that point 2 was more than likely explained if I had continued to watch the movie). Neither of these things turned me off the film, I just didnt engage with it. I started not to care what happened and nothing in it grabbed my interest. Without either or both of the above niggles I still wouldn't have liked it. I don't think RDJ was a good choice for SH: he hasn't got the calm manner and gravitas I expect from the role.

I can see that the producer/director just decided essentially to "sex up" Holmes, and that's all well and good, but it's not the Sherlock I was brought up on. I'm not even a huge fan of Holmes, but most of the actors who have played the part down the years have stuck to the one general interpretation (don't mention "Elementary", please!) and it just didn't sit well with me.

I'm not saying it was a bad movie, or a good movie. I didn't watch enough to make that assessment. I just felt it wasn't worth spending my time trying to get into it. If something isn't good or at least I have a realistic hope that it might improve, from the start, then I feel it's unlikely (though not impossible, of course) that it will get any better.

I just got nothing from the movie, and whereas I expected after watching the second to go looking for the first, I no longer have that urge.
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:46 PM   #12694 (permalink)
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I just love this movie. It seemed like a good one for New Year's and getting into the spirit of hope and giving. It makes me smile uncontrollably every time I watch it. I recommend it to anyone who likes the warm fuzzies!
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:01 PM   #12695 (permalink)
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Django Unchained

A blast! I mean yeah it went on a little too long, but damn was I even entertained. I enjoyed it more than his previous movies and I definitely think it was Jamie Foxx's best performance since Ray. Waltzes performance was great and care was taken to not make him steal each scene. The DiCaprio deserves special mention for playing one of the better villains in a time when there have been a lot of great villains.
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:08 PM   #12696 (permalink)
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I honestly didn't think this movie was all that funny. I felt like it was just a real life Family Guy episode with a joke and twist here and there. I was expecting to laugh my ass off from what I heard, but I was severely disappointed. It was an interesting story, and I thought the animated teddy bear was pretty cool, but other than that, it didn't do much for me.
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:45 PM   #12697 (permalink)
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^Ted was completely forgettable to me. I think one and a half hours of Family Guy, even if I'm no fan, would be more entertaining.
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:50 PM   #12698 (permalink)
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Oh dear. If you have somehow never managed to watch a single Spielberg film from the 80's then you would love this but for those of us who have, this is a tired and unoriginal film. Well acted and shot but it's E.T meets Cloverfield and just bland, bland, bland.

Adrien Brody is superb. I have to state that right from the off but apart from that and the very good cinematography, what was the point of this film? A man wakes up in a car wreck in the middle of the forest and he has no idea why he is there or what happened.

What seemed like a great idea at the time is spread well over a far too long running time (It would have made a superb 30 min short film) and even the most dedicated film fan will just say enough is enough with a film mainly concentrated on one character and endless scenes of crawling through the forest.

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Old 12-31-2012, 07:30 PM   #12699 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by tore View Post
^Ted was completely forgettable to me. I think one and a half hours of Family Guy, even if I'm no fan, would be more entertaining.
Likewise. I'll admit it was laughable at some parts, but as an overall movie, it was very disappointing.
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:36 PM   #12700 (permalink)
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Second time I've seen it, but it's been a couple of years. Wow is all I can say. Not too many modern horror films impress me these days, the genre is not exactly a gold mine of creativity at the moment, however this film blew me away. While not scary in the traditional sense, the story managed to be both disturbing and touching at the same time. How much darker does it get then the two protagonists of a film making a pact to kill together (one with the desire, the other with the need)? Despite the dark subject matter and the violence, the story and the relationship between the two remains incredibly powerful and the performance from the boy and the girl are superb. On top of that, the cinematography was sublime and added another layer to the atmosphere of the film. I haven't seen the American remake but I can't imagine it living up to this film.
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